By Katie Hind For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:17 GMT, 21 November 2020 | Updated: 01:06 GMT, 22 November 2020
The model involved in a ‘sexting’ scandal with I’m A Celebrity star Vernon Kay has accused him of ‘ruining’ her.
Rhian Sugden, 34, who exchanged explicit text messages with the married presenter over a four-month period, claims that he ‘got away with it’ while her career was wrecked.
Mr Kay devastated his wife Tess Daly, the co-presenter of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, when details of his links with Ms Sugden, a former Page 3 girl, emerged a decade ago. The model and the former All Star Family Fortunes host had met in a nightclub two years earlier.
Vernon Kay, pictured, devastated his wife Tess Daly, the co-presenter of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, when details of his links with Ms Sugden, a former Page 3 girl, emerged a decade ago
In an interview about the scandal, which aired shortly before Mr Kay, 46, began his stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! inside a castle in North Wales, Ms Sugden said: ‘It was awful.
‘My whole family… must have been so embarrassed. And he just got away with it
‘It ruined everything for me. I feel like I was going up and up and up with my career and then when that came along I wish I’d never met him … And he just got to give an apology to his wife on the radio and that was it for him.
‘That was like 12 years ago I think, and it still makes me feel physically sick.’
In the interview for a Channel 4 documentary called Page